The UAE According to the photos of Abdullah Al Khan at Al Owais Cultural Foundation | photos

These days, ‘The UAE Through a Photographer’ photo exhibition has featured with over 135 photos documenting official activities in the UAE.

Iranart : In celebration of the UAE’s 52nd Union Day, this captivating photo exhibition, titled ‘The UAE Through a Photographer’s Lens’ by veteran Bahraini photographer Abdullah Al Khan, was unveiled at the Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation

Mohammed Al Murr, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation, in the presence of Dr. Sulaiman Mousa Al Jassim, Vice-Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, and Abdul Hamid Ahmed, Secretary General of the Foundation. Dr. Fatima Al Sayegh, Member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and Ibrahim Al Hashemi , Manager Al Owais Cultural Foundation, several esteemed cultural and artistic figures and a discerning audience of art with Abdullah Al Khan visited the exhibition. 

The photo exhibition offers a visual journey into the country’s essence through the lens of the talented photographer, who extensively visited its cities and explored numerous regions since 1963, capturing the essence of people’s lives, public spaces, and a myriad of intricate details spanning roads, beaches, bridges, and more through his captivating compelling photography. But the most important photo of Abdullah Al Khan is prominently showcasing a photograph taken by Abdullah Al Khan in 1966, depicting the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan as a centerpiece.

Abdullah Al Khan gained access to royal courts and palaces in his brilliant career , earning the esteemed moniker “Photographer of Kings”.

Abdullah Al Khan thanked Al Owais Cultural Foundation for providing this opportunity to exhibit a vast collection of photographs depicting the UAE and celebrate his artistic experience, which stands as a significant milestone in documenting both the pre- and post-Union eras.

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